Public House

Come and see us in the South Dorton Arena Lobby just across from the State Fair SkyGazer Ferris Wheel!


The NC Public House will showcase dozens of breweries, wineries, cideries, and craft soda makers from across North Carolina. Daily offerings will include several different styles of craft beer, wine, cider, and soda, including award-winning examples of each.


Patrons of the NC Public House will be able to purchase a Beer+Wine ticket which provides for your choice of two servings of wine, cider or beer. Wine servings are 3 ounces each, and beer or cider servings are 8 ounces each. Tickets may be purchased in advance, or during the fair at the entrance of the NC Public House. Beer+Wine tickets will be $10 each, and tickets for craft sodas may be purchased on-site for $5 each. There is a limit of one Beer+Wine ticket per person (= 2 servings), per visit to the NC Public House.


This popular attraction is a partnership with the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild and the N.C. Wine and Grape Council. The Guild will use a portion of the proceeds for research and marketing benefiting North Carolina’s craft beer industry. North Carolina is home to 350+ craft breweries and 185 wineries.


Join us at the NC Public House on Friday, October 14th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., for NC Beer Night at the Fair!  Along with pouring an exciting array of beers from NC craft breweries, we will have several brewing education opportunities for our guests.  Have you ever wondered more about how beer is made? 


Come and talk with our panel of brewers during the "Ask a Brewer" question and answer session.  Also, we'll host representatives from Wake Tech's brewing education program, Raleigh's local homebrew club CARBOY, and have a brewing equipment demonstration provided by Atlantic Brew Supply.  Don't miss this fun and informative event taking place at the NC Public House!


 NC Public House Hours
Opening Thursday Noon - 10 p.m.  
Fridays & Saturdays Noon - 11 p.m.  
Sunday - Thursday Noon - 10 p.m.  
IDs will be checked at the door. Patrons under 21 may enter the indoor soda commons and picnic area around the NC Public House, but may not enter the buildings Beer+Wine service area where alcohol is served. Craft soda will be sold & served in the indoor soda commons area.




Kegs & Corks Pass - $17

Online Advance Sale Only: August 15-October 13


1 FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket

1 NC Public House Beer+Wine ticket providing your choice of two 8oz. N.C. craft beer samples or two 3oz. N.C. wine samples. Craft soda may be purchased on-site for $5 each.



Kegs & Corks Passes are only available online in advance of the Fair and must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13.


This offer is limited to one admission to the NC Public House per person, per day. ID is required to redeem Kegs & Corks Passes that include beer or wine.


You do not need a ticket to enter the NC Public House. Tickets are only required for those consuming beverages. 21+ only in the serving area.


FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides, the State Fair Flyer or the State Fair SkyGazer.